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Date MinisterPortfolioTitle

16/07/2019

Quigley

Attorney General

Catherine Fletcher appointed Information Commissioner

16/07/2019

Dawson

Heritage

Collie Railway Roundhouse and turntable heritage listed

15/07/2019

Wyatt; Logan

Lands; Transport

Action to be taken to improve the old Roebourne-Wittenoom Road

13/07/2019

MacTiernan; Templeman

Regional Development; Culture and the Arts

WA Museum to reopen Carnarvon cultural centre

12/07/2019

McGowan; MacTiernan; Quigley

Premier; Regional Development; Attorney General

Wheels in motion for Bunbury youth driver training program

12/07/2019

McGowan

Premier

Premier visits Dalyellup Surf Lifesaving Club as development progress

12/07/2019

McGowan; MacTiernan

Premier; State Development, Jobs and Trade; Regional Development

Local job opportunities flow from final Jetty Road contract

12/07/2019

McGowan; Cook

Premier; Mental Health

Funding secures future for Doors Wide Open

12/07/2019

McGowan

Premier

Construction underway to upgrade South Bunbury Primary School

12/07/2019

McGowan; Cook

Premier; Health

$11.8 million funding boost for Bunbury Hospital redevelopment

12/07/2019

Kelly

Water

Morley drain to be transformed into a new wetland

12/07/2019

Kelly

Fisheries; Science

Extended metropolitan closure to take the pressure off pinkies

12/07/2019

McGowan; Dawson

Premier; State Development, Jobs and Trade; Environment

Mining giant’s long-term plan for the Pilbara approved

11/07/2019

MacTiernan; Kelly

Regional Development; Innovation and ICT

Regional New Industries Fund grants driving northern innovation

11/07/2019

McGowan; Cook

Premier; Health

Osborne Park Hospital’s $24.9 million expansion progresses

11/07/2019

Ellery

Education and Training

New look for Yanchep Lagoon Primary School revealed

11/07/2019

MacTiernan

Regional Development

Round two RED Grants now open

11/07/2019

Johnston

Energy

Horizon Power wins a Silver in prestigious APEC awards

11/07/2019

Johnston

Citizenship and Multicultural Interests

WA hosts Chinese language teachers from across Australia

10/07/2019

Kelly

Water

Cockburn ARC makes a splash as a Waterwise Aquatic Centre

10/07/2019

Cook

Health

Your Voice in Health staff survey finds engaged and dedicated workers

10/07/2019

McGowan; Logan

Premier; Sport and Recreation

Manchester United paints Perth red ahead of Australian matches

10/07/2019

Wyatt; Ellery

Aboriginal Affairs; Education and Training

Aboriginal scholarship winners head to Harvard Kennedy School

10/07/2019

Dawson

Environment

New-look board for WA’s Waste Authority

10/07/2019

Logan

Sport and Recreation

McGowan Government breaks ground on Toodyay Sports Precinct

10/07/2019

Kelly

Science

Joint media statement - Space agency and WA reach new heights

10/07/2019

Papalia

Tourism

Guide to plan a great holiday in WA officially launched

10/07/2019

Papalia

Tourism

AirAsia X deal to bring more overseas holiday-makers to WA

10/07/2019

Papalia

Tourism

All aboard international WA tourism campaign

10/07/2019

Papalia

Tourism

State Government signs $5 million marketing deal with Singapore Airlines

10/07/2019

McGowan; Johnston

Premier; Mines and Petroleum

Funding Assistance Register to support future battery industry

10/07/2019

MacTiernan; Johnston

Regional Development; Tourism

Smorgasbord of culinary stars align for flagship food and wine festival

9/07/2019

MacTiernan

Agriculture and Food

Community-led pest management approach grows

9/07/2019

Ellery

Education and Training

$1.75 million facilities boost for Ellenbrook families

9/07/2019

Templeman

Local Government

Commissioner appointed to administer Town of Port Hedland

9/07/2019

Logan

Sport and Recreation

Funding boost to support community sport in the regions

8/07/2019

Logan

Corrective Services

Corrective services officer named NAIDOC Male Elder of the Year

8/07/2019

Kelly

Innovation and ICT

Investor and start-up training to boost WA innovators and create WA jobs

8/07/2019

McGowan; Papalia

Premier; State Development, Jobs and Trade; Tourism

Western Australia is rolling out the red carpet for one of the world’s greatest sporting teams

7/07/2019

McGowan; Papalia

Premier; State Development, Jobs and Trade; Tourism

Thousands of tourists travel to Perth for Manchester United Tour

6/07/2019

McGowan; Wyatt; Murray

Premier; Aboriginal Affairs; Sport and Recreation

Nicky Winmar statue unveiled at Optus Stadium

6/07/2019

Templeman; Kelly

Culture and the Arts; Innovation and ICT

‘Game on’ at VR festival these school holidays

5/07/2019

Saffioti; Wyatt

Transport; Finance; Aboriginal Affairs

Aboriginal employment and participation recognised

5/07/2019

Wyatt

Treasurer

WA housing market and economy the winners as McGowan Government secures important national reform

5/07/2019

McGurk

Prevention of Family and Domestic Violence

Funding to boost safety for Aboriginal and culturally and linguistically diverse families

5/07/2019

MacTiernan

Agriculture and Food

Pacific partnership to address horticultural industry labour needs

5/07/2019

MacTiernan

Agriculture and Food

Statement in response to CCC report

5/07/2019

McGowan

Premier; State Development, Jobs and Trade

Fortescue’s Eliwana project underway, paving the way for 2,400 jobs

5/07/2019

Papalia

Defence Issues

Henderson precinct master planning underway

5/07/2019

Templeman

Culture and the Arts

New interim leadership team for Art Gallery of Western Australia

5/07/2019

Wyatt

Aboriginal Affairs

Aboriginal war volunteer stories brought to life

5/07/2019

Templeman

Culture and the Arts

Innovative food, beverage and creative operators sought for new museum

5/07/2019

Templeman

Heritage

WA’s only inland port added to State Heritage Register

5/07/2019

Papalia

Tourism

Contestants plate-up WA’s signature offerings to east coast market

4/07/2019

McGowan

Premier; State Development, Jobs and Trade

Diversify WA launched to continue WA’s economic recovery

4/07/2019

Cook

Health

New remote clinic is helping Wangkatjungka community

4/07/2019

Saffioti

Transport

Community to have their say on draft Two Rocks Marina master plan

4/07/2019

Wyatt

Aboriginal Affairs

Aboriginal health big winners with Lotterywest

4/07/2019

Cook

Health

McGowan Government bolsters Kimberley renal dialysis services

4/07/2019

Ellery

Education and Training

New ‘P&C Day’ a shout out to parents for supporting public schools

4/07/2019

Dawson

Environment

Schools lead the way on reducing waste

4/07/2019

Wyatt

Finance; Aboriginal Affairs

McGowan Government to further strengthen Aboriginal businesses

4/07/2019

Saffioti

Planning

Revised developer contribution policy to improve infrastructure delivery

3/07/2019

McGowan; Saffioti

Premier; Transport

Mitchell Freeway widening to ease journey times for commuters

3/07/2019

McGurk

Community Services

Funding boost for Meekatharra multipurpose hub

3/07/2019

McGowan; Saffioti

Premier; Transport

Stephenson Avenue extension reaches significant milestone

3/07/2019

Dawson

Environment

Have your say on reducing single-use plastics

3/07/2019

McGowan; Saffioti

Premier; Transport

Construction taking shape at Wanneroo Road congestion hotspot

3/07/2019

McGowan; Saffioti

Premier; Transport

Planning underway for upgrade to Leach Highway and Welshpool Road intersection

3/07/2019

Cook

Health

Sexual health resources tackle rising infection rates

3/07/2019

McGowan; Saffioti

Premier; Transport

Armadale Road transformation taking shape to ease congestion in southern suburbs

3/07/2019

Quigley

Attorney General

Legal Aid launches network of virtual offices across WA

3/07/2019

McGowan; Saffioti

Premier; Transport

Perth's big job-creating road build making huge progress

3/07/2019

Ellery

Education and Training

Hedland bus boosts school attendance

2/07/2019

MacTiernan

Regional Development; Agriculture and Food

Northern irrigated agriculture to advance with new appointment

2/07/2019

Kelly

Forestry

Plan sets vision for the WA forestry industry

2/07/2019

McGowan; Saffioti

Premier; State Development, Jobs and Trade; Transport

Skybridge construction takes to the skies in latest milestone

2/07/2019

Saffioti

Transport; Planning

Joint media statement - Congestion busting relief for Perth’s eastern suburbs one step closer

2/07/2019

Tinley

Housing

Solar scheme a winner for homebuyers at The Amble Estate

2/07/2019

Papalia

Tourism

Margaret River and Southern WA top Lonely Planet’s ‘Best in Asia Pacific’ list for 2019

1/07/2019

Kelly

Innovation and ICT

Finalists announced for the 2019 WA Innovator of the Year

1/07/2019

Murray; Wyatt

Sport and Recreation; Aboriginal Affairs

Perth Motorplex upgrade awarded to local Aboriginal business

1/07/2019

Saffioti

Transport

Toodyay’s Duke Street footbridge to receive $145,000 upgrade

1/07/2019

Dawson

Environment

Record number of visitors to Perth Zoo

1/07/2019

Dawson

Environment

Western Australians challenged to get involved this Plastic Free July

1/07/2019

Kelly

Water

Community helps make a colourful splash in Westminster

1/07/2019

McGowan; Wyatt; Tinley

Premier; Treasurer; Housing

McGowan Government’s targeted housing stimulus starts today

1/07/2019

McGowan; Ellery

Premier; State Development, Jobs and Trade; Education and Training

McGowan Government launches Jobs and Skills WA Employer Incentive

29/06/2019

McGowan

Premier

Upgraded Joondalup sports facilities a hit with local clubs

29/06/2019

Papalia

Tourism

Cruise partnership charts new waters for WA tourism

28/06/2019

Dawson

Environment

Bibbulmun Track camp site rebuilt after bushfires

28/06/2019

Ellery

Education and Training

Transition to NAPLAN online extended by one year

28/06/2019

Saffioti

Transport

Bassendean residents embrace Your Move program

28/06/2019

Wyatt

Finance; Aboriginal Affairs

Government on track to exceed Aboriginal Procurement Policy target

28/06/2019

Papalia

Citizenship and Multicultural Interests

Grants awarded to support language learning

28/06/2019

MacTiernan

Regional Development

Collie’s investment potential highlighted

28/06/2019

Templeman

Culture and the Arts

Collie to launch second edition of major regional art prize

28/06/2019

McGowan

Premier

New Telethon Kids Institute Discovery Centre open

28/06/2019

Tinley; Ellery

Asian Engagement; Education and Training

Vocational education and training in spotlight at roundtable talks

28/06/2019

McGowan

Premier

$250 million secured for Western Australia